GT&T accuses BK of misrepresenting facts

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Workers of GT&T putting a new pole in the center of the carriageway, halting construction. [Photo provided by BK International]
Workers of GT&T putting a new pole in the center of the carriageway, halting construction. [Photo provided by BK International]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The bitter dispute between the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) and BK International Inc continues as GT&T is alleging that BK attempted to deliberately misrepresent the facts surrounding his company’s damage of GT&T’s cable infrastructure yesterday at Diamond, East Bank Demerara.

“We categorically reject the distortions emanating from BK International Inc.   The facts of the matter are as outlined below.

  1. i) The location of yesterday’s cable damage is entirely outside of the area where GT&T and the Ministry of Public Works (MPW) have agreed that GT&T will carry out contract works at this point in time.
  2. ii) BK International uprooted a structurally sound pole and in the process damaged our buried cable infrastructure.

iii)       The cable infrastructure could not remain exposed. As such, GT&T had to replace the pole almost immediately.

  1. iv) GT&T informed the competent authority, Works Services Group of the Ministry of Public Works, of the circumstances surrounding yesterday’s cable damage and we are aware that the Group made contact with the contractor.

As we have said before, our counterpart in Government road construction activities is the Ministry of Public Works and not any individual contractor. Therefore, while we remain ready and willing to collaborate with all road construction contractors, our preference is to continue to work through the Ministry rather than trade accusations with any contractor via the media.”

 

 

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